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When it comes to drugs and alcohol in the workplace, it’s common sense that employers should do all that they can to prohibit the use, sale, and possession of these dangerous substances on company grounds. However, there is a fine line between a productive, positive workplace policy and one that goes too far.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.